A Classic Day of Fun in the Sun!
Our annual Classic Car Show & Fayre proved a big hit at the weekend. An audience of all ages gathered at the Mercedes-Benz World venue to enjoy hundreds of vintage vehicles, arena acts, stalls and refreshments on what was a gloriously sunny day.
After a parade by the Surrey Pipe Band, the event was officially opened by our Chief Executive Nigel Harding and the Mayor of Woking, Councillor Tony Branagan.
The local community came out in their thousands to enjoy the entertainment, which included classic cars and motorbikes, live music from Ukejam, the Chainsaw Pirates, who created amazing tree sculptures, dance performances by Summerscales, and a display show by the Solent Dog Team. There were also some exciting adrenaline activities for the children!
Classic Car Show Committee members and volunteers Dave and Sue Bayliss, Nick Di Felice and Maureen O’ Sullivan were treated to a ride with the Silver Arrows in a Mercedes-Benz AMG. The four cars completed laps of the Handling Circuits, with the cars pushed to the limit by a team of highly trained professional drivers. Afterwards Dave thanked Mercedes-Benz World for the opportunity, which he described as a once in a lifetime experience.
There were some amazing cars on display and the panel of judges had a hard job selecting a winner. But there had to be one, and the winner of the classic car was a 1948 Cisitalia 202SMM ‘Novolari Spider’ (see photo), and the runner up was a 1949 MG TC. The motorcycle winner was a 1951 Norton 18, whilst the runner-up prize went to a 1969 BSA D14/4 Bantam Sport.
Event organiser Sue Spencer thanked Mercedes-Benz World for their sponsorship of this year’s event, and expressed her gratitude for being back at the prestigious venue to stage the fayre. She also thanked the community for coming out in force to support our Hospices, and added “I’d also like to say a big thank you to our event committee, of which most are volunteers, because it’s their hard work that has made this day a success.”